Two weeks ago, I began a journey of 1,000 miles – my second one (the first 1,000 was in 2015). Joining my friend as a show of support to get in shape, I decided to give myself a goal – 1,000 miles (because, why not).
So, within 2 weeks, I’ve traveled 67 miles. It’s not an auspicious beginning, but it is a beginning nonetheless. I am moving in a positive direction, which is more than I was doing last month. Along the way I’ve had to get reacquainted with some things, like the proper way to pack my gym bag (not forgetting a towel, or gym clothes, or socks, or makeup, lol), and setting my workout targets (like finishing 8 miles within 35 min, or rowing 3 miles in 28 minutes).
If I intend to finish 1,000 miles in 12 week, I’d have to average 83 miles a week or 14 miles a day (with one day off per week). 16 weeks is more like 10 miles a day. Doable on a bike, for sure, a bit aggressive for me on a treadmill. I’m still getting into a groove but will say for now somewhere between 12 and 16 weeks I’d like to complete the current 1,000 miles.
This summer, my youngest daughter and I will be part of a missions team to NYC. One of our planned fundraisers is a “century” bike ride (100 miles in one day with opportunity to join at the 50 mile, 25 mile or 10 mile mark). I know we can do 10 or 25, so I’m setting my sights on the 50, maybe a stretch goal of the whole 100. This will prepare me for my longer term goal to bike from Pittsburgh to Washington DC.
I appreciate all of you who have been supportive of this journey. I’ll keep you posted on my progress along the way!
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